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City Hall to fumigate Nairobi



City Hall has announced that it will start fumigating the Nairobi Central Business District (CBD) and its environs from Wednesday as part of measures to contain spread of the new coronavirus.

Nairobi County Health Deputy Director Wilson Langat said that fumigators will be mounted on vehicles within the city centre, an exercise which will also see street families go through sanitisation.

“The vehicles will move around and disinfect locations within the CBD. We have requested the Ministry of Health to provide the necessary equipment for the process,” said Mr Langat.

“Street children are also part of us, and we shall come in as a county and sanitise those we find on the streets,” he said.

This comes after the national government carried out the first fumigation in the country on Saturday in Rongai after it was reported that a woman who tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19) resided in the area.

At the same time, the devolved unit said it aims to train at least 3,500 health workers to handle patients with suspected cases of Covid-19 by Friday.

Nairobi Health Executive Hitan Majevdia said more than 250 health workers have so far been trained in the county’s four major hospitals.

Some 150 were trained on Monday – 80 at Mbagathi Hospital, 112 at Mama Lucy Hospital, 60 at Pumwani Maternity Hospital and 38 at Mutuini Hospital.

Mr Majevdia added that another 100 health workers were trained on Tuesday –50 at the STC Clinic and another 50 at Pumwani Maternity Hospital.

“We expect that the training will escalate aiming at 3,000 health workers across Nairobi by Wednesday. Those we have trained are expected to train other health officers, which will definitely increase the numbers,” said Mr Majevdia.

The CEC also urged city residents to access county services online where necessary to avoid crowding at City Hall.

On his part, Mbagathi Hospital chairman George Osewe urged the county and media to sensitise the public.

He also said that normal services had resumed at Mbagathi Hospital after nurses called off their go-slow.

On Monday morning, nurses at the facility went on strike to protest what they termed negligence and lack of proper training to handle coronavirus cases.

But the strike was called off after a meeting between the hospital, the Health Ministry and the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH).

“There is denial that the coronavirus is here with us and people are not taking preventative measures seriously. We need to give the public the correct information and report as it is,” said Mr Osewe.

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He is a very dangerous man! Sonko’s daughter accuses senator of attempting to kill her



Lamu Senator Anwar Loitiptip and Saumu Mbuvi, daughter of former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko, have announced their separation following wrangles and disagreement.

The reports were fuelled by photos and videos of Senator Loitiptip hanging out with a female friend.

Saumu, on Instagram, announced that the two have separated, claiming that she has undergone domestic violence under Loitiptip.

“These are the things he did to me,” wrote Saumu, in one of her photos showing a swollen face and bruised lips.

“He almost killed me. I will forever fight for women to stand for their rights. Never allow a man to be violent to you.”

She also claimed that the senator had neglected their child, leaving Saumu as the primary caregiver.

Loitiptip told that Saumu shared her father’s traits and was suffering from bipolar disorder, threatening to expose her past to prove his claim.

The two have been dating for months and at one point planned to get married. However, Sonko’s daughter clarified that the two had split before officiating their union.

“Wedding date confirmed,” she captioned a picture of herself and the senator in June 2020.

Her previous relationship with businessman cum politician Ben Gatu also ended after she accused him of being violent.

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US raises alarm over Covid-19 cases surge in Tanzania



The US government has revealed that there are significant cases of Covid-19 in Tanzania.

This is just a week after it advised its citizens against travelling to the East African country.

“The US Embassy is aware of a significant increase in the number of Covid-19 cases since January 2021,” the Embassy said.

In a Health alert, the US said the practice of Covid-19 mitigation and prevention measures remains limited.

The Tanzanian government has not released aggregate numbers on Covid-19 cases or deaths since April 2020.

“Healthcare facilities in Tanzania can become quickly overwhelmed in a healthcare crisis. Limited hospital capacity throughout Tanzania could result in life-threatening delays for emergency medical care,” US said.

The Department of State’s travel advisory level for Tanzania is Level 3.

The US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention says that travellers should avoid all travel to Tanzania.

The Embassy continues to recommend that all individuals take caution in day-to-day activities.

President John Magufuli assured the 58 million inhabitants that they need not worry about observing Covid-19 preventative measures.

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Siwachii wezi! Uhuru vows not to leave the country to thieves in 2022



President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday made a surprising stop to lecture Nairobi residents after finishing his engagement at the National Cargo Deconsolidation Centre (NCDC-Nairobi).

The Head of State said he was angry at Nairobians for being against the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) Bill stating that the report has given Nairobi more constituencies.

“If we have a BBI that says the people of Nairobi will have more constituencies and if it’s bursaries a child in Mathare who today receives Ksh500, how will that child study up to university level,” President Kenyatta said.

“But there is another child who gets Ksh100,000 in Busury per year is that right?… BBI is not for helping Raila or Uhuru it is for you,” he continued.

Uhuru went on to disclose that he has no plans to rule after his term is over and his interest is in finishing the job that Kenyans elected him to do.

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